7-day lockdown in Natore, Singra municipalities
Published: 03:31 PM, 8 June 2021 Updated: 08:05 PM, 8 June 2021
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The district administration has announced a seven-day lockdown in Natore and Singra municipalities from Wednesday to June 15.
The decision was taken at an emergency meeting of the District Coronavirus Prevention Committee on Monday night.
According to the decision, none can go out except for urgent needs during the lockdown. Volunteers will work to provide emergency supplies.
An official announcement is expected on Tuesday and miking will be done in the lockdown area, said Deputy Commissioner (DC) Mohammad Shahriaz and Superintendent of Police Liton Kumar Saha.
The committee told the meeting that the “crisis of oxygen cylinders, lack of ICU beds, lack of central oxygen supply and shortage of doctors and health workers” were the cause of concern for the district.
It was decided that the doctors and health workers who were taken on deputation to Dhaka during the first wave of coronavirus should now be brought back to Natore.
Expressing concern, Superintendent of Police Liton Kumar Saha said the committees that were formed with the coordination of local representatives of various wards, UPs and upazilas “were not doing anything” to deal with the Covid-19.
State Minister for ICT and Natore-3 MP Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Natore-1 MP Md. Shahidul Islam (Bakul), Natore-2 MP Shafiqul Islam Shimul, Natore-4 MP Md. Abdul Quddus, Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Shahriaz, Superintendent of Police Liton Kumar Saha, Civil Surgeon Dr. Kazi Mizanur Rahman and other representatives, journalists and representatives of various classes and professions were present at the meeting.
As of Monday afternoon, 39 people have been admitted to the Sadar Hospital opposite of 31 beds.